Friday, October 31, 2008

ELECTION 2008: CUT THROUGH THE CRAP!

The election is just a few days away, and with the last few days come even more mudslinging ads! Aren't we lucky? Both major parties make lots of big claims and accusations, and its hard to know what is real and what is all slandered up for the campaign.


Factcheck.org is a non-partisan site that takes a good long look at all the promises, accusations, and downright distracting claims and finds out if they are valid or bull. They look at both the Republicans and Democrats, and from what I can see they do a good job of dissecting everybody.

We hear a lot of crazy claims from both candidates, and its up to us to find out for ourselves if these claims are valid. Odds are that the more fantastic or sensational the claims, the more negative the accusation, the greater the chance is that the claim is either blown way out of proportion or is thrown out there to distract from the real issues that effect the country and the next four years. Don't believe what you hear justbecause your friends, family, news channel, religious group, grass roots organization, political party tell you it is so.

The election is Tuesday, October 4th. Most polls in Minnesota are open from 7:00 am to 8:00 pm. There should be plenty of time to get out and make your voice heard. If you have an opinion about the country's direction, then you need to vote. If you don't vote, then you get the country you deserve.

Depending on where you look, the race is either tightening or there's no contest. If your candidates are ahead in the polls, you cannot afford to be complacent and just assume that your candidate will win. They most definitely need your vote to win. If your candidates are behind in the polls, you cannot expect them to pull ahead without your vote. There's no such thing as a slam dunk in presidential elections anymore. One only needs to look at the last two races to see that.

Your vote does matter. Don't waste this opportunity.

To find out if you are eligible to vote and how to register at the polls in Minnesota, follow THIS LINK. It will direct you to all the places you need to go to find out how and where and when. Thanks.

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